Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Modak is sweet coconut dumpling prepared during the ganesh chaturthi festival.This is the most favourite dish of lord ganesh so this is prepared as naivaidya during ganesh chaturthi festival.

I am posting the fried version of the modak.
1 cup maida 

1cup grated coconut 
1 cup jaggery
1 spn cardamom powder

Mix maida ,water and oil into stiff dough .Keep it aside for 30 mins.
Heat grated coconut,jaggery in a pan,until the jaggery melts and forms a mixture with the coconut .Take it out from heat and then add cardamom powder.Take small balls of the dough and roll it into small puris .Then add the stuffing in it and give it a modak shape and then deep fry in oil.

Vada Pav

1. Vada Stuffing:
1 Cup of boiled and mashed potatoes
Cumin seeds-1 spn
Greenchilles -2
Cilantro -2 sprigs
Tumeric powder

Add cuminseeds,a pinch of tumeric powder ,finely chopped greenchillies ,cilantro and salt to the boiled potatoes and make it into golf size balls .

2. Vada Coating Mixture: 
1 cup of chickpeas flour
2 tbspn  rice flour
2 tbspn chillypowder
Pinch of asafoteida(hing)
Salt .

Mix all the above the ingredients with water into a smooth paste without any lumps.(chickpea batter generally tends to have lumps when added water to it.To avoid this mix all the dry ingredients first into smooth powder and then add water and mix it into a smooth paste).
3.Vada Preparation:
Heat oil in a pan .Make golf size balls from the above mixture .Dip into the coating mixture and deep fry in the hot oil .Then serve it sandwiched between two breads.